Archive for the ‘J. Volume 5’ Category

5.00 – Introduction

[embeddoc url=”” height=”250px” download=”all”]   Preface, acknowledgements, introduction and description of papers included in this volume of JOSRE.

5.01 – The Relationship between the Occupation of Residential Green Buildings and Pro-environmental Behavior and Beliefs

[embeddoc url=”” height=”250px” download=”all”]   The United Nations strives to promote a healthier society and to develop sustainability, with initiatives such as the New Green Economy, which is part of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This paper uses a survey of owners and occupiers, using two conceptual frameworks known as the Four Myths of […]

5.02 – LEED and Energy Efficiency: Do Owners Game the System?

[embeddoc url=”” height=”250px” download=”all”]   By meeting a set of predetermined requisites and guidelines in the construction or retrofitting process, building owners are able to obtain a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Given that owners of LEED-certified buildings are often rewarded with financial incentives such as tax breaks and zoning allowances, it […]

5.03 – The Feasibility of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Residential Buildings

[embeddoc url=”” height=”250px” download=”all”]   The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, the so-called Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill, proposed that all residential buildings be renovated to meet existing energy codes upon sale to minimize emissions. In this paper, we examine existing and suggested International Energy Conservation Codes (IECC) and how they compare […]

5.04 – Impact of Energy and Environmental Factors in the Decision to Purchase or Rent an Apartment: The Case of Sweden

[embeddoc url=”” height=”250px” download=”all”]   In this paper, I examine the importance of environmental factors in the residential property market. The paper presents results from a quasiexperimental study and survey responses from 733 occupants of green and conventional buildings. The findings show that energy and environmental building performance factors have rather a minor impact on […]

5.05 – The Operating Expense Puzzle of U.S. Green Office Buildings

[embeddoc url=”” height=”250px” download=”all”]   Cost savings from efficiency gains are at the core of the green building business case. Significantly lower energy bills are said to be a major factor in the green rent premium observed in earlier studies. Our study tests this relationship by inferring energy costs from operating expenses for a large […]

5.06 – Willingness to Pay for Green Buildings: Empirical Evidence from Switzerland

[embeddoc url=”” height=”250px” download=”all”]   The demand for green buildings and to what extent firms will pay a premium price compared to conventional buildings is a lively debate. Policy instruments like the Swiss CO2-enactment and the Swiss Building Program encourage and incentivize investments in energy-efficient properties. Based on a corporate real estate survey, I investigate […]

5.07 – The Green Building Technology Model: An Approach to Understanding the Adoption of Green Office Buildings

[embeddoc url=”” height=”250px” download=”all”]   This article investigates the economic and non-economic factors that influence the willingness of building professionals to adopt green office building technology. We developed a model that analyzes the impact of four variables on the intention to adopt green building technology, as measured by the adoption of LEED and ENERGY STAR […]

5.08 – The Effect of Sustainability Features on Mortgage Default Prediction and Risk in Multifamily Rental Housing

[embeddoc url=”” height=”250px” download=”all”]   This study examines the relationship between transportation-, location-, and affordability-related sustainability features and default risk in multifamily housing. It finds that sustainability features can be used to improve the prediction of mortgage default and reduce default risk. The study uses 37,385 loans in the Fannie Mae multifamily portfolio at the […]

5.09 – Does Greater Energy Performance have an Impact on Real Estate Revenues?

[embeddoc url=”” height=”250px” download=”all”]   In order to further mitigate negative environmental impact, the European Union (EU) has adopted the so called ‘‘20-20-20’’ goals, in which a (primary) energy reduction target is included. Subsequently, the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for buildings (via the Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings) has been implemented in EU […]

5.10 – Transpired Solar Air Collectors: An Energy Efficient Technology for Commercial Builders

[embeddoc url=”” height=”250px” download=”all”]   Buildings account for 41% of energy consumption in the United States. Eighty-five percent of this energy comes from non-renewable fossil fuels. There are several ways to use energy more efficiently and produce energy using renewable energy sources. In this paper, we examine three types of solar technologies—photovoltaic (PV), solar water […]

5.11 – Investigating Deep Retrofits for Toronto’s Financial District Office Towers

[embeddoc url=”” height=”250px” download=”all”]   In response to a perceived shift towards green building practices and an increased focus on energy efficiency in commercial office facilities management, in this report I examine the barriers and drivers related to deep retrofits for the purpose of developing recommendations for increasing the energy efficiency goals of future retrofit […]

5.12 – 2013 ARES Journal Manuscript Prize Winners

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